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Age is never a Factor with Shanti Hershenson

Shanti Hershenson’s first two novellas were published when she was in the sixth grade, although her writing journey started long before then. Ever since she could hold a pencil, marker, or crayon, she was creating stories. They started from pictures, mere scribbles, and eventually, turned into captivating tales. 

“Being able to improve yourself with every book you write is essential to become a good writer.”

Episode Summary –
“I am too young for it.”
“I am too old for it.”
“I am not sure how people will react to it.”
“I don’t think this is the right time.”

All these are not reasons but just excuses to satisfy yourself.

There is never the perfect time of being successful.

If you intend to achieve it, if you are committed to it, and if you believe you will, nothing can stop you from achieving what you want. 

In this episode, Shanti Hershenson talks about her journey of becoming a best-selling author just at the age of 14.

She is a true example of what your passion and dedication can make you achieve.
Shanti has been through many challenges during your mid-school, but she didn't let those incidence affect her confidence; instead, she stood up for herself and created her own identity.


Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode:
[02:09] Shanti shares her writing journey and how she started.
[03:25] Shanti talks about the best-selling book “You won’t know her name”.
[04:40] Shanti talks about the bullying challenges she has faced in school.
[08:37] Shanti talks about why schools doesn’t take the necessary actions on the zero-tolerance policy.
[11:48] Shanti's advice for children and parents on handling bullying in school.
[16:52] Shanti shares three tips that have helped her become the best-selling author.
[21:25] Shanti talks about the skillsets that have helped her succeed.
[23:55] Shanti talks about her most significant achievements.
[27:20] Shanti talks about the challenges she has faced as a writer.
[28:37] How to handle all the reviews objectively.
[31:27] What does working from your happy place mean to Shanti.
[32:27] Shanti’s advice for others who want to become writers.
[35:33] Shanti shares the resources for kids when they feel unsafe.


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About the Host –

Belinda Ellsworth is a Speaker, Trainer, Best-Selling Author, and Podcaster

She has been a professional speaker, mover, and shaker for more than 25 years. Having built three successful companies, she has helped thousands of entrepreneurs make better decisions, create successful systems, and build business strategies using her “Four Pillars of Success” system.

Belinda has always had a passion and zest for life with the skill for turning dreams into reality. 

Over the last 20 years, she has been expertly building her speaking and consulting business, Step Into Success.


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